Who I am
My website address is https://www.ethanlazzerini.com. This is the official website and blog of the author Ethan Lazzerini, who lives in the UK and it runs on the WordPress self-hosted platform. By visiting or using this website, you agree to the terms, policies and conditions set forth below. These terms can be updated at any time, so if you visit often please review them periodically to make sure you are still happy with them. Updated terms take effect immediately.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
My website has a SSL Certificate and is now on the more secure https address. If you look in your browser you will see the green locked padlock symbol before the web address to show this. All data you enter into my site is therefore processed with the secure SSL Certificate as long as you enter the https address correctly.
If you sign up for my free Crystal Newsletter, Updates and free Ebook ‘Discover Your Guardian Stone’, you will be asked for your email address. This is only used for my newsletter subscription and email updates. I will not share or sell this information to anyone. I have used a double opt-in subscription since I started my Newsletter in 2015. This means you get an email to get you to confirm that you did subscribe to it yourself. You will need to click the link to authenticate this and confirm that you want to subscribe to my Newsletter and receive emails from me. As of May 21st 2018 I am using a new GDPR friendly sign-up form from MailChimp for greater clarity.
Once on my mailing list you will get a bi-monthly Newsletter, email updates containing news, blog posts, tips, special offers, free gifts, book or course related promotions which includes or may be classified as marketing. By subscribing, you are agreeing that you are happy for me to send these emails.
You are free to unsubscribe at any time from my Newsletters and emails as every email contains a link to unsubscribe at the bottom.
If you sign up for the Newsletter you will also be asked for a first name. You do not have to use your real name but it will be used in the ‘To’ field of any emails sent to you. This information like your email address is private and will not be sold or shared. You can update your contact name and email address at any time through the update link at the bottom of all my emails.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
Ethan Lazzerini will never add your email address to his Newsletter subscription without your permission. Nor will he sell or share your email address.
If you use the Contact form to send me an email, I will not use your email address for anything other than responding to you. Your email address is private and I will not sell or share it with anyone. Further information provided by Jetpack is below:
Data Used: If Akismet is enabled on the site, the contact form submission data — IP address, user agent, name, email address, website, and message — is submitted to the Akismet service (also owned by Automattic) for the sole purpose of spam checking. The actual submission data is stored in the database of the site on which it was submitted and is emailed directly to the owner of the form (i.e. the site author who published the page on which the contact form resides). This email will include the submitter’s IP address, timestamp, name, email address, website, and message.
Data Synced (?): Post and post meta data associated with a user’s contact form submission. If Akismet is enabled on the site, the IP address and user agent originally submitted with the comment are synced, as well, as they are stored in post meta.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
WordPress and third-party widgets/plugins and software used to operate this website may use information about visitors for analytics purposes. This could include your location, pages viewed, links clicked, downloaded files, pages or posts shared, how you came to this site and search terms for example. These are just website stats and are used anonymously. This is used to better understand my visitors, see what articles are popular and improve the content I create for you.
My web host is 123-reg.co.uk and they have website analytics built into their hosting service for all members which are anonymously gathered. I use Cresta Social Share Counter, so if you click the sharing buttons on my blog posts then it records the number of shares to each social media site anonymously. I use Jetpack for WordPress for my website analytics.
Further information from Jetpack is provided here:
Activity Log: This feature only records activities of a site’s registered users, and the retention duration of activity data will depend on the site’s plan and activity type.
Data Used: To deliver this functionality and record activities around site management, the following information is captured: user email address, user role, user login, user display name, WordPress.com and local user IDs, the activity to be recorded, the WordPress.com-connected site ID of the site on which the activity takes place, the site’s Jetpack version, and the timestamp of the activity. Some activities may also include the actor’s IP address (login attempts, for example) and user agent.
Activity Tracked: Login attempts/actions, post and page update and publish actions, comment/pingback submission and management actions, plugin and theme management actions, widget updates, user management actions, and the modification of other various site settings and options. Retention duration of activity data depends on the site’s plan and activity type. See the complete list of currently-recorded activities (along with retention information).
Data Synced (?): Successful and failed login attempts, which will include the actor’s IP address and user agent.
Please read the full privacy policies and terms for these platforms and plugins for further details:
Cresta Social Share https://crestaproject.com/privacy-policy/
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
Please see the Newsletter Subscription policies at the top of this page for further details.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. Data removal can only be done if it complies with UK law
Compliance With Laws
I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my visitors, newsletter subscribers or others.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. I use Akismet anti-spam software to keep my site spam free.
Other Website Links
Ethan Lazzerini is the Data Controller of this website. Privacy questions should be directed at Ethan using the contact form here.
The entire contents of this website are protected by international copyright laws. The writing, photos, graphics and logos used on this website are all my copyrighted material and should not be used, altered or reproduced in any way without the permission of Ethan Lazzerini. I take all my own photos, all photos and graphics are my copyright unless stated otherwise. Text should not be used either unless I have given you permission.
Some graphics used in my blog posts are clearly designed to be shared on social media and forums to link back to my original articles or pages (share images and infographics) but the entire article should remain on this website. You can quote small parts of the articles as long as you state my name as the author of them and give a link to the original article. If you are unsure please contact me. Also, if you wish to use something from my website you must ask my permission.
All first-time comments need to be approved and all future comments are always read and carefully moderated.
If you do not have a WordPress account you must use a valid email address on the comment form so you can receive a notification of any replies. If you make up an email address then your comment may not be posted to avoid spam, trolling or time wasting.
There is a strong spam filter on all comments, so please be careful posting a website link within your public comment as these may be mistaken for spam.
No spam. Please do not post on my blog articles to promote your own business, products or services.
Please do not post sensitive personal details in your public comments such as your email address or date of birth. These will not be posted for your safety.
I am open to constructive critisism but be mindful of how you word things. Be polite if you want others to listen to your point and see the following information on comments:
Comments that are rude, aggressive, trolling, bullying, insulting, disrespectful, inappropriate, accusatory, demanding, condescending or hate-filled will not be posted. Just be nice. If you don’t like my content or beliefs then please go elsewhere, it’s clearly not for you.
Please do not impose your religious, non-religious or spiritual beliefs on to me or my readers.
If I feel your post is deliberately fictitious (to troll for example) it may be removed or never posted.
The information on this website is in no way to be considered a substitute for consultation with a Licensed Medical Practitioner or the use of medicine or any medical treatment. The information on this website is purely spiritual and metaphysical in nature and not medical. Crystals and crystal healing are considered a complementary therapy in the UK and should only be used as part of a holistic approach.
Always use common sense with spiritual information and crystals. Any use of the information or downloadable content on this website is at the reader’s own discretion and risk.
I do not sell anything directly on my website, any products such as my books, jewellery or courses are sold on other sites. This website is only for information, news or promotion purposes.
Some of the Amazon links on this website reward me with income at no extra cost to you. This helps support me as an independent author and keeps this website and my newsletter running.
I cannot guarantee that this website or any content on this website will be available all the time or that it is error free.
I do not guarantee that any content including downloadable files will work on all computers or devices or at all times. I do not provide technical support for files or website access.
By using this website you agree that it may contain content or ideas that may be offensive to you or could go against your beliefs. If anything on this site is against your country’s laws then you must not use it.
I do the best I can but I cannot guarantee that files available for downloading through the site will be free of infection or viruses, worms, trojan horses or other code that manifest contaminating or destructive properties. You are responsible for implementing proper virus protection when visiting this website and scanning any downloads you make.
Any links to other websites on my website have separate and independent terms of service. I am not responsible for the content and activities of these linked sites. If you click links left by visitors to the website in the comments section, you do so at your own risk.
If you wish to discuss these terms or ask a question, then please use the contact form. Thank you.